Car seat groups explained

There are different kind of car seats for different sized children. First and foremost comment to make is that there is no hard rule to follow in choosing the right car seat for your child. Instead there is a set of guidelines to help you make the best choice. The best choice is a car seat that fits your car, fits your child and fits your requirements.

That being said, please check below chart to get a quick understanding of the different car seat groups everybody always talks about.

 

 Group For Age Weight Seat type General guidelines
0+ Infant 0 - 15 months 0 - 13 kg Rear-facing

All infants should ride in a rear-facing seat until they reach the car seat’s height or weight limit.

1 Toddler 0 - 4 years 9 - 18 kg Convertible

Convertible car seats are ideal to combine the age of infants and toddlers. The seat starts out as rear-facing for infants, but switches to forward-facing when the baby is around 2 years old. Check the car seat’s information to see when exactly the seat can be turned around.

2 Young children 3 - 7 years 15 - 25 kg

Forward facing

Highback booster seat

Group 2 seats are usually combined with Group 3. It are high back booster seats without an integral harness. The children are strapped in the seat using the car’s seat belt. 

3 Children 6 - 11 years 22 - 36 kg

Forward facing

Highback booster seat

Similar as the group 2 car seats, since they are (almost) always combined.

 

The most important factor to judge by is the weight of your child. Do not focus on the age factor too much, as all children develop at a different speed. The age bracket is merely there as an indicator to define the different groups.

When to move to the next car seat group?

It's better and safer to keep your child in the lowest group seat for as long as possible, rather than moving up groups too early. As you can see, the supported weight for each car seat group overlaps with the next group. This means that you don't have to move your child up a group as soon as they reach the minimum weight of the next category. This is more economical too, as this forces you to really get the maximum usage out of your current seat.  But most importantly it is simply better to wait because children who are at the bottom end of the car seat weight group are more vulnerable to injury in the event of an accident.

So try to prevent putting your baby who weighs 9 kg in a Group 1 car seat. Instead let him stay in the group 0+ car seat and gain another 4 kg, until he reaches 13 kg bodyweight in total and then switch to the Group 1 car seat.

With the above information in mind, please check the Britax India car seat table below to see which car seat matches your child and your situation.

Still in doubt? Drop your question below or talk to us directly via the blue button in your bottom right corner!

We're always here to help.

 

 

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